Title: If You Believe
Author: Mya OMalley
Publisher: Astraea Press, LLC
Release Date: November 17, 2014
Melody considers herself lucky that she has already found love once in a lifetime. Her love story, however, abruptly came to an end; all hope of finding love again disappeared the day she lost Jack.
Jack knows that Melody’s heart is big enough to give love a second chance, the challenge lies in helping her meet just the right man. Not sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, Jack finds himself searching for a man to make Melody feel alive once more. He had no idea how difficult it would be to face his conflicting emotions while finding this man. To top it off, he only has until Christmas Eve at midnight to help Melody fall in love.
First off, I’m emotionally drained – in a good way. This is one of those books that you can’t quite figure out how you got sucked in so completely. It was supposed to be a nice, sweet, cute story with an angel husband wanting to help his wife move on. I was hoping it wouldn’t be a terribly eye rolling experience (yeah, I don’t know when I became cynical either). So imagine my surprise when I became utterly invested in the characters. I cringed at how badly Jack was messing up his matchmaking role. I cried when I joined Melody and the emotions of losing a true love. I enjoyed the complexity of taking a topic that could seem somewhat contrived and introducing the ‘what if it was me, how would this feel’ thoughts into my mind. Well done Ms. O’Malley. Thank you for a pleasant surprise.